St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School News Mother's Day Assembly<h2 align="center">Birkacre Mother&#39;s Day Assembly</h2> <h2 align="center"><br /> <img alt="" src="/images/File_24-03-2017,_10_54_00.png" style="width: 950px; height: 530px;" /></h2> <h4 align="center">&nbsp;</h4> <h4 align="center">Birkacre Class delivered a fantastic Mother&rsquo;s Day Assembly today to the whole school and their families. It was lovely to see how much they appreciate the special people in their lives. There were definitely some tears from the Mums watching!</h4> <h5 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/files/Presentation_mothers_day.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><img alt="" src="/images/icon/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;Birkacre Mother&#39;s Day PowerPoint</strong></a></h5>, 24 Mar 2017 14:32:02 GMTAstley Class 'Stay & Play'<h4 style="text-align: center;">Astley Class welcomed their families into class for a Maths &#39;Stay and Play&#39; session.&nbsp;</h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;">The&nbsp;session&nbsp;was&nbsp;to provide parents the opportunity to&nbsp;go&nbsp;and explore the Reception Class, talk to the adults and experience some of the activities that the children like to initiate. The&nbsp;focus for the &lsquo;stay and play&rsquo; session was&nbsp;on mathematics.</h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Parents and family were able to play&nbsp;with the children and see how they learn through playing and, most importantly, how much FUN they have!</h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Our parents and families&nbsp;had such a fantastic afternoon!</h4> <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>&quot;Lovely to be invited into the children&#39;s classroom to see how they learn&quot;<br /> &quot;Had a fabulous time, thank you for inviting us&quot;<br /> &quot;Thank you for the invite. Really lovely to see how they all learn, fab ideas&quot;<br /> &quot;Great activities, the children really enjoyed them&quot;<br /> &quot;Lovely to see the children together and put faces to the names we keep hearing. Really enjoyed it aswell as the children&quot;<br /> &quot;Lovely to see how much George enjoys school &amp; how he learns having fun too!&quot;</strong><br /> <br /> {gallery:Astley Class &#39;Stay and Play&#39;}</h5>, 27 Mar 2017 14:36:52 GMTY2 Gymnastics Team!<h4>Congratulations to our Y2 Gymnastics Team who finished 2nd at the Chorley Schools Competition. They were pipped to 1st place by only 0.2 marks!</h4> <h4>All five children performed beautifully and were fantastically behaved, Mrs Bades is extremely proud of them!!</h4> <h4>{gallery:Y2 Gymnastics Feb 2017}</h4>, 07 Feb 2017 11:59:52 GMTAstley & Dubury Class' Ambulance Visit<h4>On Thursday 26th January, Charlie&#39;s Dad Mr Miller brought his bright yellow ambulance to show Astley and Duxbury Class.<br /> The children had a fantastic afternoon learning all about how paramedics help us. They were able to climb in the back of the ambulance and look at all the different things that paramedics use day to day. A few of our children were even allowed to sit in the driver&#39;s seat and some ended up with a bandage or two! Thank you Mr Miller!</h4> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h4>{gallery:Astley and Duxbury Class Ambulance Visit}</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>, 07 Feb 2017 11:40:03 GMTChristmas Performances 2016<h4>Well done to all of our children for their fantastic Christmas Performances!&nbsp;</h4> <h4>The Infant Nativity of &#39;The Lost Angel&#39; was brilliant! All of our children were little stars! They had all worked so hard to learn all of their songs. They all performed beautifully for their family and friends.</h4> <h4>The Junior Christmas Nativity was also brilliant! Again the children had worked really hard learning all of the songs. The performaces were both great, sharing the story of the true meaning of Christmas.</h4> <h4>You can watch the performances on our vimeo channel, the links are below:</h4> <h4>{vimeo:194948987}</h4> <h4>{vimeo:194946535}</h4> <h4>{gallery:Junior Nativity 2016}</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 09 Dec 2016 16:50:05 GMTMacmillan Coffee Morning<h4>We had a fantastic morning in school for our Macmillan and CAFOD Coffee Morning! It was lovely to see so much support from our parents, families and parishioners! Our school council were a great help selling cakes, it got very busy at times!</h4> <h4>We have raised over &pound;220 and counting!</h4> <p>{gallery:Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016}</p>, 30 Sep 2016 13:54:23 GMTLION KING!<h5>We are so proud of all our children for performing brilliantly in our recent&nbsp;production of the Lion King!<br /> The children, along with our staff, have put so much time and effort into the show and it really paid off as all of audiences thoroughly enjoyed the performance!</h5> <h5>Click on the link below to our Vimeo channel where you can watch the stars of the show!</h5> <h5><a href="" target="_blank">St Joseph&#39;s Vimeo</a></h5> <p>{gallery:Lion King}</p>,_18_43_19.jpgThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:44:08 GMTSports Day<h5>Unfortunately due to the bad weather Sports Day, due to take place on Thursday 30th June has been postponed.</h5> <h5>Sorry for any inconvenience.</h5>, 29 Jun 2016 14:16:53 GMTLondon Calling!<h5>As some of you may be aware from our Twitter feed (@Yarrow_Class), last week, we had the most memorable day in London! It started off with a very early get up to make sure that we were at school for 5am! Once we were all here, we got on the coach to Preston before boarding the train down to London. At this point we were very tired but plenty of sweets and drinks soon gave us the energy we needed!</h5> <h5>We arrived in London around 9am and immediately sped off across the city to make it Westminster on time. After an impromptu parade from the Queen&rsquo;s guard, we made it just in time. Once we made it inside Westminster, we were met by our local MP (Lindsay Hoyle) who took us into the House of Commons &ndash; where David Cameron makes our laws &ndash; and into the House of Lords. The room was spectacular! After that, we went up to Lindsay&rsquo;s offices where we had a question and answer session. He explained why he wanted to be an MP and what makes a good MP.&nbsp; Then we gave him a grilling about education and the SATs tests we&rsquo;d just undertaken.</h5> <h5>Next came the really special moment, we discovered that we&rsquo;d won the film competition! Lindsay congratulated us and said that he couldn&rsquo;t wait to see it when we hold our premiere!</h5> <h5>Then we boarded the (very busy) London Underground and raced over to Piccadilly. We were attending a special screening of all of the winning films in the IntoFilm space competition. When we arrived, a film crew recorded our entrance and we got some much needed popcorn! Before all the films were played, we got a special message from Tim Peake in space, who thanked us for the films and said how fantastic they were. Next came the really special bit, Tim Peake said our school&rsquo;s name in outer space! Then, we watched our film on a huge cinema screen, which was a brilliant moment!</h5> <h5>After the screening had finished, we explored London and did lots of sightseeing. We looked at Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace (we even caught a glimpse of Princess Anne in her car). Once our feet couldn&rsquo;t take any more walking, we returned to Euston ready to board our train home (obviously having a Burger King before we boarded!).</h5> <h5>It was an extremely long day but was absolutely brilliant!</h5> <h5>#bestdayever</h5> <h5>{gallery:London Calling!}</h5>, 15 Jun 2016 15:27:32 GMTYARROW CLASS VISIT LONDON!<p><a href="" target="_blank">@Yarrow_Class</a></p>, 25 May 2016 14:24:31 GMTCross Country Competition & Fun Run<h4>The children had a fantastic day at the Chorley Schools Sports Partnership&nbsp;Cross Country Competition &amp; Fun Run in Astley Park!</h4> <h4>All of our runners gave it their best and were wonderfully behaved. The day consisted of four separate races for Y3&amp;4 Girls, Y3&amp;4 Boys, Y5&amp;6 Girls and Y5&amp;6 Boys. The event was then finished with a Fun Run, for all of the children to take part in.</h4> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Cross Country Competition &amp; Fun Run}</span></p>, 26 Apr 2016 14:18:07 GMTThe Ducklings have hatched!<h5>Our tiny visitors&nbsp;have finally arrived in Astley Class! Last week the children were able to watch the&nbsp;duck eggs hatch into beautiful ducklings. The children will&nbsp;now take care of&nbsp;their fluffy friends&nbsp;for the rest of the week. Take a look at the pictures below to see how they are getting on.&nbsp;</h5> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Astley Class Ducklings}</span></p>, 08 Mar 2016 10:39:17 GMTSchool Trip to Liverpool World Museum<h5>On Friday 29th January Rivington and Yarrow Class visited the Liverpool World Museum. The children have all&nbsp;been learning about the planets and&nbsp;space. Yarrow Class&nbsp;have even been making their own film about Space! It was a real shame that the planetarium wasn&#39;t working! But it didn&#39;t put a dampner on the day.&nbsp;The children were still able to explore all the different floors of the museum and had a fantastic day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h5> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Liverpool World Museum 2016}</span></p>, 02 Feb 2016 13:13:33 GMTChorley Schools Sportshall Athletics Final<h5>On Friday 22nd January our Sportshall Athletics Teams took part in the Chorley Schools Sportshall Athletics Final at Clayton Green Sports Centre. In total there were 6 heats that took place across Chorley running up to the final and both of our teams made it through.</h5> <h5>The day began with the Y3 &amp; Y4 team final. After finishing their heat in 1st place the team had trained&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;hard in preparation&nbsp;for the final. All of the children competed brilliantly and yet again they finished in 1st place! We are so proud of them all!</h5> <h5>In the afternoon it was the turn of our Y5 &amp; Y6 team. They had also trained extremely hard in the run up to the final after being pipped to 1st place and finishing 2nd. Again, all of the children competed brilliantly and put in 100%.&nbsp;They finished in 2nd place just 40 points behind the winners!</h5> <h5>Overall the day was a fantastic sporting event. Mrs Bades was thrilled with the children&#39;s results and said it was a pleasure to spend the whole day with such a brilliant group of children. Their behaviour was exemplary and a credit to the school.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h5> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Chorley Schools Sportshall Athletics Final}</span></p>,_15_55_40.jpegThu, 28 Jan 2016 14:36:02 GMTCake Sale and Christmas Jumper Day for St Catherine's<h5 style="text-align: center;">Libby Dearden Y5, wanted to organise a fundraiser in school&nbsp;for St Catherine&#39;s Hospice after they had supported her family so much.</h5> <h5 style="text-align: center;">Together with friends Caitlin&nbsp;and Annie,&nbsp;and with the help of the&nbsp;school council Libby&nbsp;organised a Christmas Jumper Day and bake sale for St Catherine&rsquo;s. The children raised a fantastic &pound;223! Libby, Caitlin and Annie&nbsp;went along to St Catherine&#39;s to present the cheque. They are now featured on St Catherine&#39;s website! Click the link below to view the article</h5> <h5 style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank">St Catherine&#39;s News Article<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/images/P1040082.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/P1040083.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; margin: 5px;" /></a></h5>, 18 Jan 2016 11:49:25 GMTSchool Term & Holiday Patterns 2016/2017<h4>Please find below a copy of the new School Term &amp; Holiday Pattern for 2016/2017 available to download:</h4> <h4><strong><a href="/files/Holidays_2016-2017(1).pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/icon/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;School Term &amp; Holiday Pattern 2016/2017</a></strong></h4>, 05 Jan 2016 10:28:51 GMTChristmas Nativity & Production<p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">We would like to say a huge well done to all of our children for their fantastic Christmas Performances. The children have worked really hard practicing lines, songs and dances for the Infant Nativity of &lsquo;Stable Boy&rsquo; and the Junior Production of &lsquo;The Magical Christmas Jigsaw&rsquo;</p> <p align="center">Thank you to all parents and families who came to watch, we raised &pound;324 from the collections after the performances.</p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Infant Nativity 2015}</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Junior Christmas Production 2015}</span></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>, 18 Dec 2015 15:26:12 GMTPolice Visit to Astley Class<p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Our local community police office Laura came into school to visit Astley Class. Astley Class&nbsp;had recently been looking for Spiderman as he had been causing lots of mischief in class! Astley Class made &#39;Wanted&#39; posters to help the police find spiderman. During her visit, Laura&nbsp;shared&nbsp;the good news, she had&nbsp;found Spiderman and he had&nbsp;promised her that he will never be that cheeky again!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Whilst she was in class with us Laura also told us about her job and how we can all keep safe, it was very interesting and we all had lots of fun dressing up as police officers!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Police Visit to Astley Class}</span></p> Visit to Astley Class/P1050370.JPGTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:06:43 GMTInspiring Olympians of the future...<p>This morning, we welcomed a very special visitor into school. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Great Britain heptathlete Jess Taylor!</p> <p>Jess spoke to us about the events she competes in and brought in some of the equipment that she uses to compete. She also brought her Bronze medal from the 2014 Commonwealth games in to show everyone. Jess is hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p>Before the event, each of the children took part in a sponsored fitness circuit, which is raising funds to purchase new PE equipment. The children put lots of effort in and showed a great attitude (despite some tired legs!) Hopefully, we can put our new equipment to good use to inspire some future Olympians!</p> <p>{gallery:Sports for Schools 2015}</p>, 09 Oct 2015 12:49:14 GMTMacmillan Coffee Morning<h2 style="font-style:italic;">St Joseph&#39;s raised a fantastic &pound;320!</h2> <p>Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning! Everyone had a fantastic time raising money for two brilliant charities. As well as selling plenty of cakes and homemade goodies, our school council sold second hand teddies and we also had a second hand book sale. The money we raised will now be split between Macmillan and CAFOD!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Photo_25-09-2015_09_53_12.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 299px; margin: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Photo_25-09-2015_10_01_29.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 299px; margin: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/news/Cake_Sale.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px; margin: 5px;" /></p>, 29 Sep 2015 14:14:18 GMTHothersall Lodge<p>Our Y6 pupils had a fantastic time on their recent residential trip to Hothersall Lodge. The children had a jam packed three days taking part in all sorts of fun and exciting activities, including abseiling, canoeing and archery to name a few. We were so proud of our children for how well behaved they were on this trip, they set a shining example for our school!</p> <p>{gallery:Hothersall Lodge 2015}</p>, 30 Sep 2015 13:15:50 GMT